How Does Hospice Work?
A Need Arises
Circumstances that call for hospice include times when a patient’s medical conditions are not treatable, when they choose not to seek aggressive medical care at the end stage of life, when a physician certifies they are expected to live six months or less, and/or when a decision is made that comfort care and symptom management is the path vs. seeking a cure.
Contact CorsoCare Hospice
Call our helpline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days week.
Help Is There Within 24 Hours
Within 24 hours of receiving the call, a CorsoCare health care professional will be there by your side. We immediately begin the process of working with a multidisciplinary team of experts and the patients and their family to outline a care plan built around the patient’s specific needs.
Medicare Covers Hospice
The hospice benefit covers care for terminal illness and related conditions. Yet only 1/2 of Medicare recipients utilize the hospice services available to them. It’s important to talk to your doctor early and often to ensure that when the time comes your loved one can be surrounded by loved ones and experts catering to their every need.
Medications And Supplies Covered, Too
Medicare will also cover all medication, medical equipment, and medical supplies related to your terminal illness. The hospice benefit will provide you with the necessary tools to ensure you a peaceful end to a beautiful life.
Meet Our Hospice Team
With CorsoCare Hospice you get more than a clinician — we’re your translator, motivator and advocate through your health care journey. Meet some of the amazing clinicians who make our mission possible.
With hospice, it’s your decision. Did you know:
of people wish to die in their homes and only 31% actually do.
response from patients and families: they wished they had started hospice earlier.
of costs are covered by Medicare.
The Medicare benefit lasts for months: not days. Two 90-day benefit periods. Then an unlimited number of 60-day periods.
Starting hospice isn’t a final decision. You have the option to end hospice and restart curative care at any time.
Research has shown that hospice can increase both the quality of life and how long a patient may live, up to 29 days longer.
When Is The Best Time For Hospice Care?
As early as possible. Most patients, and their families, who receive hospice care say they wish they had known about it earlier; that they really needed help much sooner than they received it. Research has shown that hospice can increase both the quality of life and how long a patient may live, up to 29 days longer.
More Team. More Care. More Comfort.
Our dedicated team is available 24/7, and each member has specific expertise to provide comfort in mind, body and spirit.
Medical Director / Physician
Start the hospice process by developing a comprehensive medical care plan and ensure that every member of the hospice team and the patient’s family are on the same page.
Support the interdisciplinary team and provide oversight to support the patient and their family.
Deliver the highest-quality direct care and emotional support for patients while serving as a bridge between the hospice team, patients, caregivers and families.
Help patients and their families seamlessly navigate the end-of-life care process. Whether a patient has a problem or are feeling emotionally overwhelmed, they know where to go, who to talk to and how to help make things better.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Provide companionship and aid with personal hygiene duties. Helping patients look and feel their best so that the end of life comes with quality of life.
Offer compassionate support through the grief process. Understanding that every person grieves differently and on their own schedule, they offer personalized pre-bereavement and bereavement counseling for over a year after a loved one passes.
Hospice Frequently Asked Questions
Looking For A Career In Hospice?
Join a dedicated team of care providers and enjoy a career where every day, you get to make a difference in the lives of others.
Our team delivers the very best care through a patient-centered path. CorsoCare is a leader in guiding seniors and families through their health care journey.